Hi, Austin, and welcome! I'm glad that you found us and finally joined in. Many of us fit in several of the forums on HealingWell so don't hesitate to go into other forums. They are all great!
I'm sorry that you were diagnosed with this illness but you can learn to control the pain and still live a full and enjoyable life with fibro. We will help with suggestions.
I am one that has costochondritis...the chest and rib pain thing. It hurts to breathe when I'm having an attack of it. For me, it isn't there all of the time. My doctor has me taking ibuprofen with food for it and it does make it better and I can breathe better. The pain might be why you are short of breath.
As Patti said, please check out the Fibro 101 thread. There are links to good information all about fibromyalgia and also links to things that just might give you some relief. There is a lot to learn about this illness because it has so many different symptoms...lots of weird things! But, just come on here and ask and I bet you will find that you are not alone with the weird symptoms!
You have come to a great place. We have wonderful members that love to help one another and, as a bonus, we really do care about each other, too. So, read the Fibro 101 thread, back posts, and ask questions. We are here to help you. I hope to hear more from you soon!
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